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Education / Medical School Registrar's Office / Visiting Students Instructions & Application

Visiting Students Instructions & Application

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) will offer onsite visiting student rotations for the 2024-25 academic year starting June 10, 2024.  Visiting students must be final year medical students in good academic standing from an LCME accredited medical school or osteopathic school in the U.S. or Canada.  Rotations are subject to availability and department approval.

International Visiting Students please see Visiting International Student (VIS) Information.

Important Dates:

  • Applicants can begin browsing elective opportunities on March 22, 2024
  • Applicants can begin submitting elective requests on April 5, 2024
  • Applicants will begin to be notified of decisions on May 8, 2024

All visiting rotations are coordinated through the AAMC’s Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO).  For a description of electives offered at URSMD please see our Clinical Course Catalog

Application Process

Applicants must apply through VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service at The AAMC Website applications may be submitted through VSLO starting in April.

The VSAS application must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current transcript
  • Criminal background check
  • The University of Rochester Health History and Immunization Form
  • Health insurance card
  • Proof of malpractice insurance held by the home school
  • School issued email address
  • Photograph
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Enrollment in most electives is limited and therefore priority is given to Rochester students. It is to your advantage to give alternative choices/dates.

There is a non-refundable processing fee of $100 per approved elective. Payment instructions will be sent to you via email, once approved for a visiting rotation.


Please note that the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry does not provide housing for visiting students. You are responsible for finding your own housing for the duration of your stay.